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Livestock Production, Climate Change, and Human Health: Closing the Awareness Gap


Debra L. Donahue


University of Wyoming - College of Law

November 29, 2015

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 45, 2015

Abstract:     
Livestock should be removed from public lands for myriad reasons. Eliminating what is now extensive grazing by ruminants would cut methane emissions, with attendant benefits for climate mitigation. Removing livestock from public lands also mirrors federal nutrition policy, particularly the recommendation to eat less red meat. Much of the degraded environmental conditions on public lands and waters caused by ruminant grazing would end, thereby enabling improvement or even recovery. Finally, undertaking this policy shift would make fiscal sense by saving taxpayer dollars.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: Livestock production, climate change, diet, methane emissions, public-land grazing

JEL Classification: D6, H41, H42, H51, H59, I12, I18, K19, K32, L50, Q15, Q18, Q28


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Date posted: November 30, 2015  

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Donahue, Debra L., Livestock Production, Climate Change, and Human Health: Closing the Awareness Gap (November 29, 2015). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 45, 2015. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2696741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2696741

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Debra L. Donahue (Contact Author)
University of Wyoming - College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 3035
Laramie, WY 82071
United States
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